Major Chinese Terminal Chooses N4 TOS
Navis, a provider of operational technologies, has announced that the Jintang International Container Terminal (JTCT) has gone live with its N4 terminal operating system (TOS).
A part of the Port of Tangshan, the ninth largest port in China, JTCT has selected Navis’ latest TOS to achieve its goal of handling 5 million TEU by 2020.
After achieving 1 million TEU in 2015, for the first time in its history, JTCT has improved year-on-year, most recently exceeding 2.5 million TEU in 2018.
Wang Xiang Wen, IT Department Manager at JTCT, said: “At JTCT, we put an emphasis on quality and efficiency for our business and our customers.
“Implementing N4 at our terminal will allow us to help push our business to the next level and allow our operations to become more standardized and updated, helping us achieve optimal results to remain competitive in our region.”
According to Navis, automation and advanced technologies are becoming increasingly important to efficient terminal operations.
Mark Welles, Navis, and Li Yongcui discuss how automation can be leveraged for the handling of megaships in a recent Port Technology technical paper
JTCT required a new TOS to expand its capabilities, Navis’ software facilitating such functions as double lifting operations, expert decking and automatic loading, thereby improving efficiency, boosting safety and reducing labour intensity.
Mark Welles, Vice President and General Manager, Asia-Pacific, Navis, added: “As our customers are building sites with exponential growth in sight, we want to ensure we have products and services to be able to handle the increased logistics and shipments they will need to handle.
“Partnering with JTCT will help them remain a leader in the APAC region by using the best TOS to help the terminal’s operations run smoothly as it scales.”